Saturday, July 31, 2010

Big Girl Bed

Little Miss C spent her very first night in a big girl bed last the bedroom she will be sharing with her big sister.It went much more smoothly than I anticipated.
It was a bit of a spur of the moment action, even though I have been thinking about it for a very long time now.
If it was up to me she would probably still be sleeping with us the night before the new baby arrives.

She did wake at 4:30 in the morning and call out for mumma...I brought her back to bed with me...far too cold and squishy in a single bed for my liking.

I had a great deal of trouble sleeping without her there...which just proves what everyone has been telling me..."It will be harder for you than for her".

Hopefully tonight goes as well, hopefully better.
Could live without the 4:30 wake up call.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Daybook!! (I know it isn't Monday)

Outside My Window...Winter has well and truly settled in around here. Grey skies, bare trees, green grass...the backyard is scattered with very wet and neglected children's furniture and my driveway is a quagmire.

I am stupid I am for not checking my appointments closer...It's embarrassing turning up to an appointment when you don't have one!

I am thankful for...An abatement in morning sickness. Which means slightly less exhausted and sometimes not feeling nauseous. Having said that however, I did throw up last night...will it ever end?

From the kitchen...Ugh mess...don't even want to contemplate it.

I am wearing...Maternity pants already...just too uncomfortable in anything else.

I am creating...Still working on that "girls" room. The wall is painted. It's was supposed to be pink. Obviously my colour sense isn't working either. I have a sticker to go up, just waiting for the paint to cure a bit more...might even do that later today.

I am going...To drag the girls up to Spotlight later...C needs a single bed doona and doona cover.

I am reading...Umm! Just what I'm writing now.

I am hoping...I can get through this week without having a nervous breakdown. Mr Pixies is working his day off Wednesday so he can go to a tournament all weekend. So he's basically 9 to 5:30 from yesterday until next Wednesday. Not to mention the cricket grand final that he had last night. Fun fun fun!

I am hearing...Mummy. Over and over and over again like a broken record.

Around the house...The cat litter is screaming to be changed...I can't do it obviously!! The stench obviously isn't affecting the male of the house as much as it is me. Subtle hints are no longer enough...It will be changed tonight! 

One of my favourite things...Certainly not daughter number one telling complete strangers our full names and address. Even though everyone seems to think this is the cutest thing ever!

A few plans for the rest of the week...Sleep, eat, shower, change nappies, prepare meals, function.

A photo to share...


Monday, July 19, 2010

blog neglect, a serious lack of photos, and the return of the daybook...

the last few months have been a mighty struggle for me.
I've been tired, sick, unmotivated and a bit of a hermit.
I haven't blogged regularly.
Looking through my photos folders from March, April, May and June leaves me feeling very sad that I haven't picked up the camera more regularly.

It's all for a good cause, however.
I have embarked on a new project.
A project that will come to fruition in the middle of January 2011.
Of course most people that read my blog already know what I'm talking about, but for those who don' is a photo of the works in progress.

14 weeks tomorrow and starting to feel much better now.
Oh my! I have been so much sicker with this one.
Unable to function, so so tired.

My house, which I was just starting to get in order, is now in disarray again *sigh*
Bring on the nesting!! Please.

Remember this post? I said that we wouldn't be trying for a baby until C was nearer to 2.. and how I said that I wish pregnancy would just HAPPEN, without all the angst of fertility drugs?
Well it sort of worked out that way...
I was on Metformin in an effort to prepare my body for pregnancy down the track (say in 3 or 4 months time). It certainly wasn't supposed to happen so quickly. It was certainly a bit of a shock...a very pleasant one.

So that's my excuse for blog neglect and lack of photos...Will my feeling better (not 100% yet, but haven't thrown up in 4 or 5 days...YAY!) herald the return of the regular Daybook?
I'm not sure about that one yet, but at least I can openly publish information I had to previously hold back.
As for the photo mojo...I'm hoping that returns some time soon...PLEASE!

I did manage to drag my sorry butt out of the house to take part in a family/maternity shoot for Celeste. I shot, she edited (I did suffer some anxiety over that situation, It's very strange not to be able to review the photos you have taken immediately after a shoot...I'm grateful she posted some on her blog so quickly)...I wasn't on top of my game, but I hope I got some good shots. It was freezing here...It may have been 7 degrees, but I think the wind chill factor was -1. They were absolute troopers. Thank goodness they all know what to do in front of the camera.

So, that's what been happening here over the past 3 months...
I hope to blog much more regularly....
After I get the house work under control of course (hehehe)


Friday, July 9, 2010

How Cold...

Was it this morning?
(-3C apparently)

Cold enough to freeze the water in the kids plastic stairs that are lying on the ground.

Cold enough for there to be a layer of frost on everything...

Too cold for Miss C to be awake at 6 o'clock!

I didn't make my way outside to take these until almost 8:30, so I hate to imagine how cold it was prior to that...this isn't a normal occurrence around here. Snow in winter is a rarity. (Although we did get snow in November when S was 17 months old.)
It has been almost impossible for us to keep warm these last few days without sitting in the heater. The clothes dryer doesn't even want to work...too cold.

From this freezing cold morning the day turned into lovely clear blue skies and we decided to brave the cold and get out of the house...

I didn't end up getting my shopping done...but who cares when you can go run around in a field and swing on the swings...even if it is freezing cold and you can only stay out in it for half an hour.

It was nice to see the sunshine.